India has a vast stretch of coastline along its western and eastern borders. A variety of uncluttered seashores can be witnessed in the state of Gujarat and in the coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal. As people move down towards the states adjoining Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, these coasts get more serene. One such state that comprises some of the finest and well-maintained beaches of India is Kerala. The state is adjoined by the Western Ghats in the east and Arabian Sea in the west and comprises several beautiful seashores. This southern region of the country is renowned for its seaside vistas, drawing tourists from all over the world to behold the beauty of its pristine shores. The long coastline of this place is dotted with verdant forests and vegetation, which mainly includes tall coconut and palm trees. Frequent travelers suggest that vacationers planning holidays on the beach should visit this place and explore its majesty.
Legends suggest that Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese navigator, put his first steps on Kappad coast almost 500 years ago. The rich assortment of spices in this Malabar region was the foremost reason due to which many European merchants set up their ventures at the place and started trading for the same. Located near Kozhikode, this rock-studded stretch along the Arabian Sea is flocked by tourists from all over the world who come here to spend their leisure time and admire the picturesque view of the surroundings.
The British colonial rule in the region might be a thing of the past, but this shore has maintained its legacy of being one of the prime attractions of the state of Kerala. It is also called Kappadavu by locals and is considered as one of the most calm seashores of the state. The region still seems unexplored by tourists and quietude resides in its every corner. People can also experience divinity by visiting a temple near this site that is perched on top of a rock and is believed to be 800 years old.
Another such attraction to explore in Kozhikode is the town of Beypore, which is famous for its port (the oldest in Kerala). Its beach is considered to be an ideal place to take a stroll under the dimming lights during sunset, and ardent photographers have several opportunities to capture its panoramic view. Another highlight of the region is Pulimuttu – a rocky pier that is made by locally assembling stones and stretches over a km. Other attractions in the nearby places include boat ride experiences on the backwaters of Elathur and Kallai rivers. This location can be easily reached by availing a bus or private taxi. The best time to visit this place is between the months of October to March.
Holidaymakers planning a beach vacation can visit Kerala and explore these mesmerizing sites. Strolling on the smooth sands and looking at the pellucid water of the sea is a great experience. The rise and fall of huge waves are is a sight to behold that invokes a sense of playfulness in the heart of onlookers.